Thor hammers poor Christian girl

Is it ok to discriminate against Christians? We often hear Christians complaining about being unfairly treated by the secular world, but would it be fair to deny someone a job simply because they are christian?

He wrote that she wasn’t qualified and “unlike Trinity Western University, we embrace diversity, and the right of people to sleep with or marry whoever they want.”

At the very least this seems incredibly unprofessional.

In her complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, Paquette outlines a series of emails from executives from Amaruk Wilderness Corp.Paquette, an experienced river rafting guide, applied to be a wilderness guide for Amaruk’s Canadian operations in the North.

Obviously I don’t know if she was actually qualified, but if she can show that she is based on the job description, Thor might be in for a rough ride.

Sam Harris Responds to Dust Up with Ben Affleck on Real Time

For those of you who haven’t seen and/or read about Sam Harris’s dust up with Ben Affleck on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, October 3, you can view the exchange here. Today, Sam Harris addressed his discussion (if you can all it that since Affleck rudely interrupted Sam … Continue reading

Colanders for some

A pastafarian has been denied his religious freedom. He has been banned from wearing his colander for a drivers license photo. Seems silly that he would want to do this, but also silly that he would be denied. The logic is that he was unable to produce proof the colander … Continue reading

Legal Discrimination in Ontario?

  St. John Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough, Ontario uses an outdoor sign to signal the emphasis it puts on education: Faith: Through Words and Action This blatant flaunting of religious privilege wouldn’t be quite so irritating if St. John Catholic Elementary School were not a publicly funded Ontario school.  … Continue reading

Sam Harris on Big Think: Divorcing Mindful Meditation From Religion

Some atheists are uncomfortable with Sam Harris because he practices meditation and uses the word “spiritual”; this allocates him to the woo pile of public figures, along with Deepak Chopra and Oprah. Truth be told, I can’t stand the word “spiritual” either but I accept the context in which Sam … Continue reading

Put your blood where your mouth is, atheists

One of the biggest cultural challenges facing nonbelievers is overcoming the deeply ingrained belief that being religious means being good, charitable, non-altar-boy-rapey, etc.. Despite all the lengths the religious go to toward proving the stereotype false – btw thanks, guys! – we still haven’t had much luck changing the zeitgeist.

Further Thoughts On Dictionary Atheism

In my last post I presented a silly little comic based on “dictionary atheism”, a term coined by PZ Myers to refer to a brand of atheism that rejects the idea that disbelief in gods has any inescapable positive implications. A dictionary atheist, in other words, fits the dictionary definition … Continue reading

Extra Dimensions, Materialism and Consciousness: Science vs. Woo

A week or so ago, I participated in a super saturated Deepak Chopra-esque woo discussion on Facebook. It astounds me that a participating member of a technologically advanced society can confidentially assert the statements I’ve captured below. I don’t know how we can dispel so many of these misconceptions but I do know … Continue reading

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